Miss Universe Australia
- Laura Dundovic, a 21-year-old Psychology student from Sydney, was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2008 earlier tonight.
The 1st runner-up was Michelle McNamee (Queensland), while Lauren Gillis (New South Wales) finished the competition as 2nd runner-up.
Australia's The Daily Telegraph reported that the winner attributed her victory to her supportive family and boyfriend - who were all in the audience - and hard work.
"I have always worked hard at what I do and that probably paid off tonight," Dundovic told the Australian paper.
"It would be great to reach the success of my predecessors, but at the moment I am the over the moon to be here", said the new Australia beauty queen referring to Jennifer Hawkins' success (Jennifer won the Miss Universe title in 2004).
Laura will now get prepare to compete at Miss Universe 2008, in Vietnam, on July 14. ......................................................Miss Universe Slovenia 2008
- Anamarija Avbelj was crowned Miss Universe Slovenia 2008, in Ljubljana, this Saturday night. The beautiful blonde left behind other 31 candidates, including Vanesa Štefanovski (1st runner-up and Miss Photogenic) and Klara Kobe (2nd runner-up).
The winner won a brand new car and will compete at Miss Universe 2008, in Vietnam, on July 14.
She is 20 years old and hails from the city of Likovica.
In 2007 Slovnia placed among Miss Universe's semi-finalists for the first time ever. Anamarija will try to keep the streak going.
Congratulations to the new Miss Universe Slovenia!